December 2010 News
Disney unions may face ultimatum - accept final offer or strike
Date: 30 December 2010 Central Florida News 13
LAKE BUENA VISTA --
Walt Disney World has been in negotiations for months with its largest union, the Service Trades Council.
Now, thousands of cast members could soon face a big decision: Either accept the company's contract offer, or walk off the job.
Real World Woes for Disney's Ideal Town
Date: 29 December 2010 By Kathleen M. Howley
Foreclosures, a suicide, and a murder have disrupted the carefully controlled environment of Celebration, Disney's idealized town near Disney World
Chilean miners coming to Walt Disney World
Date: 28 December 2010 Central Florida News 13
LAKE BUENA VISTA --
A New Year will mean new memories for the rescued Chilean miners as they are treated to a hero's welcome at Walt Disney World in January.
Disney World to Fight Long Lines with Underground Tech Bunker
Date: 28 December 2010 by Caleb Johnson
The worst part about visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth is, without a doubt, waiting in those exhausting, long lines.
Forget the theme parks: Disney World Resort offers plenty of other New Years fun
Date: 27 December 2010 Barbara Nefer - Orlando Theme Parks Examiner
It's well-known that the Disney World theme parks get jam-packed for New Year's Eve. The Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios all have special late hours and fireworks. But what if you don't want to be stuck elbow-to-elbow with other revelers? There are plenty of low-key options at other Disney venues:
Have you ever really considered how Walt Disney World manages its daily crowds?
Date: 27 December 2010 Steven Ford - Orlando Sentinel
Anyone who has ever pushed past the turnstiles at any of the Disney World parks knows that Disney is well-acquainted with crowd control, from routing people around midday parades in the middle of the Magic Kingdom to ushering guests out of Epcot after the last fireworks have blazed out at IllumiNations.
Pedestrian Killed In Disney Bus Crash
Date: 26 December 2010 Copyright 2010 by WESH.COM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A tourist from Massachusetts is dead after he was struck by a Disney bus in the parking lot of a resort hotel at Walt Disney World, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Bye, bye, bye to Block Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Date: 16 December 2010 By Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel
It's almost time to call it a day for Block Party Bash, the afternoon parading performance at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney to open family-suites hotel in spring 2012
Date: 16 December 2010 By Jason Garcia, Orlando Sentinel
The first wing in Walt Disney World's newest hotel, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, will open in May 2012, resort officials said Thursday, and will be completed by the end of that year.
Crash Closes Disney World Monorail
Date: 04 December 2010 Copyright 2010 by WESH.COM.
Driver Seriously Injured After Hitting Monorail Support Beam
New Fantasyland Expansion Update
Date: 01 December 2010 Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
As many of you know, we’re in the midst of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history, which will nearly double the size of Fantasyland. In order to make way for this transformation, it’s important to let you know Mickey’s Toontown Fair will close in early February.
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